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The Face of Buhari’s Government -

The Face of Buhari’s Government -

Since General Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election of March 28, a lot of party members have been jostling for one appointment or the other, but the general is said to be interested in technocrats and tested hands who can hit the ground running to deliver on his electoral promises. Some of the names are familiar, but will there be surprises?   By Olu Ojewale* THE rumours mill is awash with the speculations about those who will be … Read entire article »

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Burundi president launches controversial re-election bid

Burundi president launches controversial re-election bid

By Esdras Ndikumana* Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) – Burundi’s president was on Saturday nominated as the ruling party’s candidate for a third term in office, prompting complaints from the opposition and drawing a sharp rebuke from the United States. Opposition figures said the move was unconstitutional and warned that President Pierre Nkurunziza’s effort to cling to power could push the central African nation … Read entire article »

First Nigerian to Go to Mars

First Nigerian to Go to Mars

Eromosele Ighodalo, 32, a web developer from Edo State, is the first Nigerian and one of the 100 people selected around the world to go to Mars to prepare a human settlement in the red planet in future   By Olu Ojewale* HIS ambition goes beyond the skies. In fact, Eromosele Ighodalo, 32, is reaching for Mars. Ighodalo is one of 100 persons selected … Read entire article »

S. Africa braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

S. Africa braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

By Jean Liou* Johannesburg (AFP) – A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa could provoke reprisals from neighbouring countries, raising concerns among South African business leaders and officials that the violence against foreigners could further damage the weak economy. Calls for a boycott of South African products have multiplied amid anger in Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and elsewhere on the continent over … Read entire article »

South Africa, Nigeria trade barbs over attacks on migrants

South Africa, Nigeria trade barbs over attacks on migrants

Johannesburg (AFP) – The South African government reacted angrily Sunday to Nigeria’s decision to recall its ambassador from Pretoria over a wave of mob attacks on African migrants that killed at least seven people.   “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting,” the South African foreign ministry said in a statement. “If … Read entire article »

Benin votes in test for President Boni Yayi

Benin votes in test for President Boni Yayi

By Benjamin Agon* Cotonou (AFP) – Benin voted Sunday in legislative elections seen as a key test for President Thomas Boni Yayi, whom the opposition accuses of planning to try to cling to power after his second term ends next year. Boni Yayi, who has led the small west African nation since 2006, has announced plans for constitutional reforms aimed at cracking … Read entire article »

South African shops in Malawi shut in xenophobia boycott

South African shops in Malawi shut in xenophobia boycott

South African-owned shops in Malawi have remained closed after calls for a boycott from activists angered at recent xenophobic attacks. In the commercial capital Blantyre, armed police guarded several leading South African chain stores. Several hundred Malawians have been evacuated from South Africa after the recent wave of xenophobic violence. At least seven people have been killed and 5,000 left homeless since the … Read entire article »

“It seems the best way for S.Africans to express their problems to Govt is to attack foreigners.”

“It seems the best way for S.Africans to express their problems to Govt is to attack foreigners.”

-Journalist Solomon Amabo on his ordeal from xenophobic attacks By Ajong Mbapndah L South Africans see attacks on foreigners as one of the best ways to express their frustrations to their government says Solomon Amabo who was among the numerous African victims of xenophobia in Mandela’s country. A Journalist from Cameroon, Amabo and others were lucky to escape when his home in … Read entire article »

AfDB 2015 Annual Meetings – “Africa and the New Global Landscape”

AfDB 2015 Annual Meetings – “Africa and the New Global Landscape”

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, April 23, 2015 – The 2015 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is scheduled to take place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, from May 25-29 with the election of the 8th President* of the Bank Group and commemoration of the 50thanniversary of the institution at the top of the agenda.   Bank Governors, usually Finance and Economy … Read entire article »

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Hotel in Eastern Africa

Wyndham Hotel Group Opens First Hotel in Eastern Africa

First hotel on African continent to be operated by Wyndham Hotel Group under management contract, complementing the company’s existing franchised portfolio Wyndham Hotel Group , the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), today announced the opening of the 139-room Ramada® Resort Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Complementing … Read entire article »